Op-Ed / / 11.08.19

Lawfare Op-ed: A Better Way to Use Sanctions in Africa

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in Lawfare and was written by Hilary Mossberg,  AML/CFT Advisor for Africa for The Sentry. Few things are as constitutive of the Western foreign policy orthodoxy toward Africa as sanctions. Sanctions programs abound in the continent, yet they frequently fall short of their goals. We propose some ways to recapture […]

Op-Ed / / 10.21.19

African Arguments Op-ed: Abyei: Sudan and South Sudan’s New Chance to Solve Old Disputes

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in African Arguments and was written by John Prendergast, Co-Founder of The Sentry, and Brian Adeba, South Sudan Investigative Analyst at The Sentry. In the excitement around Sudan’s evolving political order and the concerns around South Sudan’s challenges, less attention has been paid to some long-standing contentious issues that have the potential to create […]

Op-Ed / / 10.21.19

African Arguments Op-ed: أبيي: فرصة السودان وجنوب السودان الجديدة السانحة لحل النزاعات القديمة

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in African Arguments and was written by John Prendergast, Co-Founder of The Sentry, and Brian Adeba, South Sudan Investigative Analyst at The Sentry. في ظل الحالة المثيرة التي يشهدها الوضع المتطور للنظام السياسي في السودان والمخاوف المتعلقة بالتحديات التي تواجه جنوب السودان، تم إيلاء اهتمام أقل ببعض القضايا المستمرة التي […]

Op-Ed / / 10.06.19

Daily Maverick Op-ed: Investing in South Sudan Oil Could Add Fuel to the Flames

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in Daily Maverick and was written by Brian Adeba, Deputy Director of Policy at the Enough Project, and Megha Swamy, Deputy Director of Policy and Analysis at The Sentry. Any investment in South Sudan’s oil sector, without adequate transparency and accountability measures in place, will only feed and further entrench existing corrupt structures. A major […]

Op-Ed / / 10.03.19

George Clooney and John Prendergast in USA Today: Violence is the Business Model in South Sudan

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in USA Today and was written by The Sentry’s co-founders, George Clooney and John Prendergast. Anecdotes abound of corrupt, war-torn African dictatorships. South Sudan, the world’s newest nation, is usually Exhibit A in those tales. But in the shadows of this narrative is another part of the story, usually untold. It is the […]

Op-Ed / / 09.24.19

John Prendergast in African Arguments: From Sledgehammer to Scalpel: How Foreign Powers Can Support Sudan

للقراءة باللغة العربية إضغط هنا   Note: This op-ed originally appeared in African Arguments and was written by John Prendergast, Co-Founder of The Sentry. During this small window of opportunity for real transformation, the US and others must support the new government and help tackle spoilers. The remarkable recent events in Sudan culminating in the formation of a […]

Op-Ed / / 08.30.19

Mail & Guardian Op-ed: SA Key to Peace in South Sudan

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in Mail & Guardian and was written by John Prendergast, Co-Founder of The Sentry, and Brian Adeba, South Sudan Investigative Analyst at The Sentry. South Africa’s ascendance to the United Nations Security Council this year offers an unprecedented opportunity to reshape peace efforts in some of Africa’s deadliest conflicts. For example, […]

Op-Ed / / 07.02.19

Euractiv Op-ed: The Case for Corruption Criteria in EU Global Human Rights Sanctions

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in Euractiv and was written by Sarah Gardiner, former Investigative Analyst at The Sentry, and Rachel Owens, the head of EU Office at Global Witness. In kleptocracies around the world, elites control the majority of state institutions and economic sectors and derive personal profit, often using violence and repression. Their ill-gotten gains […]

Op-Ed / / 06.11.19

George Clooney and John Prendergast in Politico: How Congress Can Help Stop the Killing in Sudan

للقراءة باللغة العربية إضغط هنا   Note: This op-ed originally appeared in Politico and was written by The Sentry’s co-founders, George Clooney and John Prendergast. Traveling throughout the Sudanese region of Darfur and neighboring refugee camps during the mid-2000s, we saw firsthand evidence of the monster the Sudanese regime had built to carry out a genocide. […]

Op-Ed / / 04.14.19

George Clooney and John Prendergast in The Washington Post: Sudan Needs More Than Words. It Needs Action.

العربية   Note: This op-ed originally appeared in The Washington Post and was written by The Sentry’s co-founders, George Clooney and John Prendergast. For the past decade, governments around the world lined up to legitimize the regime of Omar Hassan al-Bashir in Sudan — even as it continued to attack civilians in Darfur, burn Christian churches, deny food to areas […]

Op-Ed / / 04.04.19

Just Security Op-ed: Beyond Sanctioning Elusive War Criminals, Prosecute the Profiteers

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in Just Security and was written by Holly Dranginis, Senior Legal Analyst at The Sentry.  Bidibidi is the world’s second-largest refugee camp. A sea of tents and huts spilling into Uganda from its northern border, the settlement now hosts more than a quarter million South Sudanese seeking safety from a range of horrors in their country, […]

Op-Ed / / 03.11.19

Lawfare Op-ed: Congress Should Staff Up the Office of Foreign Assets Control

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in Lawfare and was written by Joshua White, Director of Policy at the Enough Project and The Sentry. Those familiar with the hard work done by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) are likely to agree that this small agency with a big responsibility for implementing U.S. sanctions deserves […]

Op-Ed / / 01.24.19

George Clooney and John Prendergast in the Guardian: In Support of Sudan’s Protesters

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in the Guardian and was written by The Sentry’s co-founders, George Clooney and John Prendergast. “Where are George Clooney and co now that Sudan needs them?” asked an Opinion article in the Guardian this week. The oped assumed that a lack of public statements by us and others with a long association with […]

Op-Ed / / 12.28.18

TIME Op-ed: Our World Runs on Resources Looted From Congo. That’s Why Democratic Elections Alone Can’t Solve the Country’s Problems

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in TIME and was written by John Prendergast, Founding Director of the Enough Project and Co-founder of The Sentry and Sasha Lezhnev, Deputy Director of Policy at the Enough Project. The Democratic Republic of the Congo will soon hold elections that could dictate whether it falls deeper into instability and conflict or […]

Op-Ed / / 09.12.18

The Daily Beast Op-ed: In South Sudan, A Peace Deal Without Peace

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in The Daily Beast and was written by John Prendergast, co-founder of The Sentry and founding director of the Enough Project, and Brian Adeba, deputy director of policy at the Enough Project. The peace deal signed today between the government of South Sudan and armed opposition groups has significant shortcomings that could easily lead […]

Op-Ed / / 07.03.18

The East African Op-ed: Kenyan Money Launderers – Watch Out!

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in The East African and was written by John Prendergast, Founding Director of the Enough Project and Co-founder of The Sentry, and Joshua White, Director of Palicy and Analysis at The Sentry. The government and rebel leaders in South Sudan who are destroying their country through human rights crimes such as village […]

Op-Ed / / 06.06.18

The Daily Beast Op-ed: Congo’s Looting and Killing Machine Moves Into High Gear

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in The Daily Beast and was written by The Sentry Co-founder John Prendergast. KYANGWALI REFUGEE CAMP, Uganda—“What I left behind is so precious, so much more important than what I am left with here,” said the 37-year-old Congolese refugee we’ll call Edward. “When I arrived in the refugee camp, I […]

Op-Ed / / 03.14.18

Foreign Affairs Op-ed: The Key to Making Peace in Africa

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in Foreign Affairs and was written by The Sentry Co-founders George Clooney and John Prendergast. In December 2013, competing factions of South Sudan’s ruling party plunged the country into a horrific civil war as they fought over the spoils of the world’s newest state. Now in its fourth year, the conflict […]

Op-Ed / / 03.01.18

U.S. News & World Report Op-ed: Don’t Remove Sudan from the Terrorism List

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in U.S. News & World Report and was written by The Sentry Co-founder and Enough Project Founding Director, John Prendergast. After removing long-standing comprehensive sanctions against the government of Sudan, the United States is considering next steps on the path to full normalization of relations, driven by the U.S. intelligence community’s […]

Op-Ed / / 01.10.18

The Hill Op-ed: Sudan’s New Cold War Gambit

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in The Hill and was written by John Prendergast, The Sentry Co-founder and Enough Project Founding Director, and Omer Ismail, Enough Project Senior Policy Advisor. In an unexpected move at the end of last year, Sudan’s President Omar Bashir traveled to Russia and appealed to President Vladimir Putin for protection from the United […]